Sloan Trophy Report

Apr 29, 2016
Posted by: matt
Category: Results
  • Sloanes third in Sloan Trophy

Sunderland Clarion have continued to have a strong April, following on from Neil Wallbank’s third place finish in the Easter weekend two day Tour of Northumberland, Michael Sloanes took third place in the Sloan Trophy on Sunday, one of the regions top races. 

Sloanes, joined four other club mates in taking part in the 62 mile race from Stamfordham in Northumberland. Within minutes of the start Sloanes had joined an attack that saw himself and one other up the road in an early bid for glory. The move wasn’t to be, and Sloanes and his compatriot were soon pulled back by the bunch. Eventually Sloanes found himself in a four man move that contained the day’s podium as they took the bell to mark the fifth and final lap. As the riders came round to complete the lap the days efforts had taken their toll with Freddie Jagger pulling away to take the win ahead of Chris Sleath (Adept Precision RT/NE Healthcare) with Sloanes narrowly avoiding being swallowed up by the chasing bunch to take the final step on the podium. Behind him both Neil Wallbank and Lewis McEvoy finished comfortably in the bunch, while Kris Adlington and Matt France both failed to finish the race, with Kris puncturing while riding comfortably in the bunch. 

A fortnight earlier Sloanes along with Wallbank, McEvoy and Adlington took part in the first round of the iMann Trophy which saw riders racing 8 laps of a circuit north of Ponteland, completing 58 miles in total. The day was a less successful outing with Sloanes crashing out early in the race. Wallbank was the top Clarion rider of the day finishing in 17th place behind winner Mark Robertson (Army Cycling Race Team), who took the win from Blumilk’s David Johnson and Richard Moore (Squadra RT). 

On a non competitive note Saturday saw five Clarion riders take part in the 200km Chevy Chase Audax, an event which sees riders tackle a route to challenge themselves. Taking part and completing the ride where Ingrid Shepherd; Steve Gordon; Craster Bryce; Charlie Monchatre, and Ian Watson. While the Sunday saw Steve and Ingrid tackle the shorter 100km Burma Road Audax also. 

The racing takes a break and the Sunderland Clarion riders will be hoping that the results will continue to roll in in May.

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